George Brewer

31 March 1917–5 June 1949 (Age 32)
Maine, United States

The Life of George

When George Brewer was born on 31 March 1917, in Maine, United States, his father, Herman Brewer, was 52 and his mother, Bertha Foster, was 33. He lived in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1920 and Hersey, Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1930. He died on 5 June 1949, in Maine, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States.

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Herman Brewer
Bertha Foster
Harry Brewer
Clara Brewer West
Herbert Brewer
George Brewer
Willis Brewer

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1920 · Woman's Suffrage Referendum 1920

Age 3

The voting ballet from September 13, 1920 included a veto referendum that would give women the right to vote in the presidential elections. The referendum won, with 88,080 votes (74.30%) supporting the change. This resulted in women from Maine being among the first in the country to obtain suffrage.

Age 10

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster .2 English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère ( see Bruyere ), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France.3 Translation of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Brewer in household of Herman L Brewer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Brewer in household of Herman Brewer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • PFC George P. Brewer, "Find A Grave Index"

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